A woman in New Delhi protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act [Adnan Abidi/Reuters]

With their parents bombarding them on WhatsApp with misinformation and even abuse over their stand on India’s new citizenship law, young women are hiding their identities on social media to voice outrage and find allies outside families.

Young people, particularly women, have been at the forefront of the ongoing wave of protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which critics say is anti-Muslim.

But this can be dangerous in a largely conservative and patriarchal society.


When Priya takes part in protests, for example, her fear of the riot police – 25 people have died in the past almost two weeks – comes second to her terror of her Hindu

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